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  • ORK’s First e-Petition to Parliament

    ORK’s First e-Petition to Parliament

    Our Right To Know is pleased that our first petition quickly garnered enough support that it must be debated in Parliament. However, the more signatures the more impact – please sign!  Get involved to demand the highest level of integrity for improvements to public science for the public good.
  • Minister of Science announces comprehensive review of federal support for scientific research

    Minister of Science announces comprehensive review of federal support for scientific research

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has announced the establishment of an independent advisory panel to advise the Minister of Science on “how to improve federal science programs and initiatives”. Of stated importance is the need to review how federal funding can better support fundamental science and scientists in Canada.  The important role of science
  • Canadian government should recommit to UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    Canadian government should recommit to UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    The Sierra Club Foundation urges the federal government to reverse its 2013 withdrawal from the Convention at the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification (June 17).  Canada was the only country in the world to withdraw from the Convention in March 2013, just before a conference at which the first ever comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of
  • NDP tables Motion 36 on Scientific Integrity

    NDP tables Motion 36 on Scientific Integrity

    NDP tabled Motion 36 on Scientific Integrity which requires all federal departments and agencies to implement pro-science communication policies.  View the motion. Kennedy Stewart, the NDP Critic for Science said: “The new Minister for Science should get to work drafting ethics legislation that unequivocally ensures the open communication of scientific research throughout government.  In order
  • NDP tables Parliamentary Science Officer Act

    NDP tables Parliamentary Science Officer Act

    The NDP tabled the Parliamentary Science Officer Act which aims to create an independent science watchdog for Parliament.  View the act here. “After years of muzzling, mismanagement, and misuse of research by the Conservatives, our scientists need lasting protections in order to finally turn the page on the lost Harper decade,” said Stewart. “Canada needs

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